I would tell you the “HOLE” truth and nothing but the truth

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Cavities
Cavities

Imagine bacteria feeding on your teeth and releasing acids that bore holes in your teeth; Yikes! Wouldn’t you take it seriously? Cavities have been known to be very favorably disposed to an unhygienic mouth due to neglect, poor choice of diet and genetic makeup of the individual.  The pain that this could cause could vary from sharp pain to excruciating pain that disturbs your sleep and your entire way of life. They could be costly to treat and come when you least expect

Avoiding that much-needed visit to the dentist (platinum dental surgery) and believing that all is ok puts you at risk. The usual mind set “my teeth feels perfectly fine! “ but a second thought countering that believe comes when you have the slightest ache.  So what happens if you never go for that much needed dental appointment? The dental office harassing your senses with calls, texts and emails but you got that nagging feeling that you got a cavity which you could liken to a time bomb that could explode or an earth quake that could erupt suddenly. How long would you continue to use that herbal concoction, touch and go or salt water? Would you die?

Cavities
Cavities

It is usually said that currents of about 100 mA could be lethal when applied to the sensitive parts of the human body which result in damage to tissues.In other words; Electric shock could cause death and is referred to as “electrocution”.  How long would you keep your mouth in an acidic shock state? The constant acidic shock attack on the tooth results in constant wearing away and destruction of the enamel causing tooth cavities while saliva brings the mouth back to a neutral state in an hour. This repeated cycle causes lots of cavity formation, tooth sensitivity and finally pain

“Cavities don’t just happen overnight”. Our highly refined sugar diet, poor hygiene, unfavourable tooth structure or interplay of 2 or more factors and finally, time eventually leads to total enamel destruction and exposure of the second layer of the tooth to the outside world

Exposure brings in more infection into the tooth as it makes its way through the complex nerve road network. The gravity of pain is best left in the realms of imagination. It also presents the first real risk of doing significant damage to the tooth, which may require root canal treatment to keep the tooth from further decay. As the infection spreads into the space between the tooth and the bone the white blood cells tries to fight the infection and this results in an abscess within the jaw bone.

The bone can’t accommodate such abscess or pus, so it can really cause some intense pain. Once you have such abscess, it can be really dangerous as it could find its way to into the neck and some parts of the skull and brain which aren’t a good place for such insult or it travels through your throat causing breathing problems, chest infections and ultimately death.

 

If you are a reader of this article and you suddenly have the urge to pick up the phone and book that much needed the dental appointment or to grab your tooth brush and the nearest fluoride toothpaste, you’re not alone lots of people would fall in that same category. Why don’t you save that tooth and prevent the nightmare described above?

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Dr. Ogundeji is an enthusiastic and passionate dentist with interest managing challenging oral health issues. He is a dental health blogger (Drogundeji.com) and creative writer to dental blogs around the world, an entrepreneur and business development strategist. He lives in Lagos Nigeria and married with children. he currently works with Platinum Dental Surgery

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